Saturday, November 06, 2010

All Saints' Day, All Hallows day

We are going to visit the graveyard today. Got a long-burning candle with us to put it there in my mom's grave. (My father still lives; he is 92 years.) Today is also the New Moon. So the nightly sky was somewhat empty, just a few star between some drifting clouds. I read some Santoka, and stopped by this one:

The frosty night's bed must be somewhere.

Translation's copyright by Hiroaki Sato.

slept with you,
o chilly night?

In my notebook the first version was a two-liner:

Calm autumn day --
a candle


Bill said...

Santoka's the man

John McDonald said...

loved these

Magyar said...

__Nicely done! _m

Gillena Cox said...

good set; thanks for sharing

much love

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